I know some of you have done this before, I’ve actually been involved in many art done shows but I’ve never done one on my own with the intention of selling anything other than the big stuff on the wall, maybe.
So I’ll document this journey including the hassles, tasks and excitement. In part, to help other artists but also to help me remember everything next time.
The best part about this show is that I have a friend and a mentor to walk me through everything. I never would have though of getting a yard sign to put up outside the venue – that’s experience. Which brings up the fact that most art schools/art curricula deal only with smearing paint on stuff, ignoring the essentials of selling and staging your art and leaving their graduate totally unprepared to succeed in the real world.
So at this advanced age, I’m finally discovering how to make the pitch and design a product that sells.